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By Lesley SudlowDeputy Editor, Nursery Education PLUS

Elephant Wellyphant is the title of Nick Sharratt’s latest picture book. It’s just adorable and young fans will be delighted with it, says Lesley Sudlow. She chats to Nick about his life as a well-loved author and illustrator

Nick Sharatt studied at St Martin’s School of Art in London and has worked as an illustrator ever since. Eating is Nick Sharratt’s favourite pastime and food often crops up in his work, including Don’t Put Your Finger in the Jelly Nelly!, I Went to the Zoopermarket and Ketchup on Your Cornflakes? Nick has won many book awards for his wonderful colourful tales.

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt, author of Elephant Wellyphant

LS What or who inspired you to write and illustrate books for young children?

NS As a child I loved picture books, especially those by Michael Foreman, David McKee and Quentin Blake, and I knew that this was something I’d like to do one day. Although I wasn’t from an artistic background, my parents encouraged me. They provided plenty of paper and art materials for me to experiment with. From an early age I remember making pictures.

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  1. Sarah
    on 13 June 2011


    This article could have been longer, with some more facts, but this is very usefull thanks.

    4out of 5
  2. Hello:p
    on 10 December 2010


    I think Nick’s really cool, but im doing a project on him in art, and it would have been nice if i could find some really intresting info/facts. Megan. xxxxx to Nick, :P